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Old 23-Sep-2005, 11:23 AM
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quicky - is a 748r more expensive to maintain / more fragile than a boggo 748? looking at one at the mo and just wondering as i understand the engine internals and clutch differ
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Yep 748R needs belts every 6000 miles/12 months from memory, probably harder or rockers too being a revy little beast
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Old 23-Sep-2005, 01:19 PM
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Engines internals Titanium rods, clutch is a slipper, a later one gets you Ohlins forks as well as rear shock, better calipers etc.

A very late one gets you the smooth sided side panels similar to the 998.

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hmmmm

i am looking atone and its not that pricey - but know i wont do it justice riding wise - so wondering whether its worth it - suspected that servicing would be that much more............
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Get it, you know you want to It will handle better than the "little fzr600" you have now

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ahhh but the 'little fzr600' is my 300 trackbike! i also have an fzr600 roadbike and a ducati 600ss - i am looking at getting rid of the latter and getting a 748 you see!!!
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hmmmm

i am looking atone and its not that pricey - but know i wont do it justice riding wise - so wondering whether its worth it - suspected that servicing would be that much more............

I don't think there's a single person on this website who can ride our bikes to the level of performance they were designed to be capable of. Some more than others I agree, but that's it.

I've got a 998R downstairs but my name isn't Troy Bayliss ...

Buy the bike because you love it, not because you think you can ride it to it's ability. Go on, you know it makes sense

The 748R is an excelllent bike I reckon - go for it!
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Get rid of the FZR's and make the 748 your track bike. You know it makes sense
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there is no way with my cacko skill that i would trust myself with a 748r round a track - besides running a 300er means i have an excuse for being pap!

tbh i love the 748 of any guise - just this 'r' is up at the mo and is a thing of beauty!
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oh - and when i bin the fzt i wont give a feck!
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